Martin Garrix heads to Fuji Rock Festival in Japan in The Martin Garrix Show. Fuji Rock is Japan’s largest music festival, per Sony’s marketing manager who speaks during the introduction of the episode. She notes that the festival typically features rock bands, but that Garrix will be playing on the Grand Stage, which is the largest stage at the festival. An electronic music artist playing on the Grand Stage is a rarity, she confirms. Garrix decides to go on early, and he and show director Gabe Fabroni rave about the show afterwards.
Garrix gives a sneak peak into an upcoming Area21 song he is working on. While in Tokyo, Garrix does press sessions, and he does a meet and greet in an Art museum, which he dubs the ‘craziest place he has ever done a meet and greet.’ Watch the full episode below.
Martin Garrix recently returned to Budapest’s Sziget Festival after a few years away. In the latest edition of his biographical web series, he and his team prepare for the performance with excited anticipation. Fellow Dutchman and producer pal Julian Jordan makes a brief cameo, where he highlights a track he and Garrix have been working on.
Garrix does his (now) routine ankle icing before the show, as he works meticulously with his team before the performance, making sure all cylinders are firing. After a stellar performance, Garrix reflects on how lucky he is to be able to travel the world with friends and do what he loves. He also endures a landmark moment at Sziget, where he jumps from the DJ booth for the first time post his ankle surgery.
In the newest episode of The Martin Garrix Show, Garrix continues to perfect his collaborative effort with Dean Lewis, “Used to Love.” In order to finish the track, he heads deep into the Netherlands to record the instrumentals with violinist Frank Van Essen.
Every single computer-generated string instrumental layer Garrix has on the song file of “Used to Love”—of which there are many—are recorded in the studio by Van Essen using a variety of string instrumentals. The multi-instrumentalist records on a first violin, second violin, viola, and more. He then cuts together the recordings of the different instruments he records, and adds a production layer that gives the instruments combined the same effect as a full orchestra.
Garrix reveals that Van Essen has played all of the string components on “Scared to be Lonely,” “Yottobyte,” and many more of his previous releases. At the end of the episode, Garrix returns to Amsterdam where Lewis comes back to the studio one more time to re-record a few parts of the song.
Martin Garrix, Dean Lewis, and Albin Nedler meet for a soundcheck for one of Lewis’ shows, and they discuss how they have struggled to find the right way to record the instrumental parts of “Used to Love.” Lewis mentions he has a guitarist who will be instrumental in bringing the guitar line of “Used to Love” to life because he has been unable to master it himself.
Once Lewis and Garrix bring Lewis’ guitarist and drummer into the studio, they get the instrumentals for “Used to Love” recorded. Lewis’ guitarist—after practicing all night and remembering a way to tune his guitar that he learned once five years ago—masters the chords needed for the single.
Additionally in the episode, viewers watch Garrix get his cast removed and put into a smaller cast that allows for him to fly and tour. The doctor ultimately clears him to get back on the road, with restrictions, but the declaration is a huge relief for Garrix.
Martin Garrix and Dean Lewis hit the studio in Amsterdam in the latest chapter of The Martin Garrix Show. After watching Garrix struggle through his ankle injury and surgery in previous episodes, this time fans watch Garrix get back on his feet—literally—and return to the studio to record Lewis for their single, “Used To Love.”
Lewis is both the vocalist and guitartist on the track, and the episode largely focuses on how they split up the recording process “Used To Love.” Though the singer had incurred a vocal injury just before hitting the studio, he’s seen making the song work by recording his guitar parts first. Lewis also shares that the chorus of “Used to Love” is one of the highest vocal lines and most challenging singles he’s ever worked on in that regard. Unsurprisingly, Lewis is able to hit a perfect line after only a few takes where he rushes to find the balance of reaching the right notes without straining his voice.
This episode is particularly insightful for those who are keen to learn more about what goes into a studio session and recording the final product of a song.
Martin Garrix continues his post-surgery recovery and break from touring in the newest episode of “The Martin Garrix Show.” Garrix finally gets discharged from the hospital and is sent home to recover for two weeks before he is allowed to resume touring. During this time, Australian singer and songwriter Dean Lewis comes to Amsterdam to finish writing a song he and Garrix had been working on from afar.
The episode depicts the artists working together to finalize now-released single, “Used To Love.” Lewis talks about how Garrix is one of the most energetic producers he has ever worked with. He also affirms Garrix is “as talented” as he is made out to be, which he reveals that for many producers he has worked with, is not the case.
As they continue working on the single, Garrix talks about how excited he is for the song and how he hopes it will really resonate with listeners. He reflects on how he wants people to associate his music with emotions and associate his songs with certain times in their life.
Garrix closes the episode by telling viewers that he believes that it was meant to be that he had to cancel two weeks on tour in order to lead him to that moment where he was writing the release with Lewis in person as he recovered from Surgery in Amsterdam.
In the episode, Garrix receives the bad news that he has two torn ligaments in his ankle after an MRI scan. The doctor then tells him that he not only needs to get surgery immediately, but that he must cancel all shows for the next month after his surgery, scheduled the following week. Garrix considers going against the doctor’s wishes and doing the upcoming shows anyways; but, after audibly grappling with longterm potential damage, Garrix finally acquiesces and decides to accept the well-warranted time off.
Post-operation, Garrix’s friend and co-producer, Albin Nedler, comes to the hospital to finish writing “Used To Love” with Dean Lewis.
The producer starts the episode by returning to EDC for his sixth year, and REZZ makes a cameo when she asks Garrix if he still gets nervous before big performances like EDC (he does). Garrix proceeds to perform at Wet Republic and Omnia until he takes the fateful fall that resulted in the producer canceling his upcoming shows. Viewers can see behind-the-scenes footage from the hospital and watch the producer recuperate wheelchair-bound in his home in Amsterdam while he waits to get his MRI.
In his home, Garrix tells the full story of the fall. It occurred when he was performing at Omnia during his 10th day in Las Vegas, and because he is smaller, he always utilizes a riser so that he looks taller for the crowd. When landing after a jump off of the DJ booth, his foot landed on the edge of the riser, causing his ankle to snap as he fell into a glass wall behind the booth. After taking a break in the green room immediately after the fall, Garrix returned to the booth to finish out his set against his team’s will before heading to the hospital.
Those who have kept up with The Martin Garrix Show season three know how much work has gone into his new performance concept, ANIMA, which was debuted during Amsterdam Dance Event this past fall. The producer enlisted a team of the top editors, creative directors, and show directors among many others, who worked countless hours over an eight month span preceding ADE to make the concept of ANIMA come to life. Those who attended his two sold out shows at the RAI were able to see ANIMA in all its glory, but everyone else has only been able to see glimpses of it throughout the episodes within season three.
However now, Martin Garrix fans the world over can experience what the “Glitch” producer has been pouring so much of his time into. Garrix has finally released the show in full onto his YouTube where viewers can now enjoy the full story of ANIMA, which features four chapters: “Consciousness,” “Void,” “Transcendence,” and “Worlds.”
Garrix takes us to Sony, where the company’s team reflects on their first time meeting him. The Dutch producer showed up with 60 new tracks for them to hear, and that’s when they discovered the “creative hurricane” that Martin Garrix is. After signing him, the Sony team members talk about how Garrix showed up with “Dreamer” featuring Mike Yung pre-recorded and ready to go without going through any label approvals. He also didn’t get the label to coordinate any of the collaboration or recording sessions. They note that “Dreamer” really doesn’t fit as a club track or a pop hit, looking at their release schedule and priorities. But this is how Garrix challenges himself creatively and also challenges the label to branch out of their comfort zone.
In the second half of the video, viewers watch yet again as a sleep-deprived video-editing team finishes the third video of “Anima” for “Waiting for Tomorrow” past deadline. Garrix and his team stay up until 8 a.m. the day of his show, perfecting the light show and visuals, showcasing how much work goes into every single one of Garrix’s performances.